I am 31 years old and before the project I was working in education sector. The private course I worked for was mainly giving classes on computer training. I like my job but I was feeling like there was something missing. Just like everyone I had dreams too and I had a lot will to succeed in life. When e-trade became a world trend and since I was very into computers, I thought I should do something related. Yet, as we know e-trade is an endless marketing platform. You need to have something to sell. Before establishing my company, I was making candles at home as an hobby. So I thought as a start I could sell these candles over the internet. Yet, in time I realised it was better to sell products from companies which can make mass production. Thus, I acquired suppliers through contracts. I researched and analysed a lot of online marketing websites and tried to understand why the best selling site are the best sellers and I tried to apply their strategies to my marketing.
|Name & Surname:||CEREN ÇELİK|
My name is Cristina Ferri and I am a 46 year-old. I have been woman entrepreneur for 4 years. My studies at high school were in Computer Science, after which I studied at the Faculty of Mathematics to become a meteorologist but after 4 years I decided to return to my old passion and I got my bachelor degree in Computer Science. For almost twenty years I have worked for the largest Italian companies and have been studying the updating of their information systems following a change in the legislation imposed by the designated authority. I managed about 40 projects as project manager and coordinated groups of 30 people. I was involved in training, particularly for young people who were hired, trained to understand and then develop client information systems. The field in which I am most experienced is System Integration. In 2009 I had one of the greatest pains a woman could experience, I lost a child in the third month of pregnancy and discovered that I could not have any more. I had to accept this condition and move forward. But my life and the perception of how difficult it was to overcome this period without the help of my husband or parents made me understand that I had to give another meaning to my life. So based on my experience as a progect manager I decided to change jobs and open an agency of events and weddings organization. Before that, however, I studied and certified myself as a professional Event and Wedding Planner in a European association. In 2014 I opened the agency Gioiosi Eventi (Joyful Events). Since then I have organized many beautiful events, weddings, communions, birthdays for children, each always different and special but for all I have used the same care in detailand passion that distinguishes me.
|Name & Surname:||Cristina Ferri|
I have a degree in Biology from the University of Coimbra where I attended the Masters in Biodiversity and Plant Biotechnology, where I work with indoor vertical agriculture systems applied to the controlled production of mushrooms. In parallel I give explanations of Biology and Natural Sciences in the Penacova Explanation Center: Explikmat and occasionally I collaborate with local companies. I did my first professional internship at APPACDM - Figueira De Lorvão Center in environmental education with people with mental disabilities and others, enhancing individuality and consolidating their participation in society. I was also a collaborator in FUNGICOOP, an agroforestry cooperative. My project comes from the idea of rehabilitating an industrial island, (a building and 25 000m2 of surrounding area), embraced by IP3 and N2. The central building becomes the first industrial hostel in the downtown area, the HOSTALEIRO, and the surrounding area has the concept of Meeting Point - Center of Portugal with the objective of bringing together all the diverse offer of this country within Portugal, at one point! A commitment to the offer of complementary and strategic services, guaranteeing the satisfaction of our customers through a personalized service. They are available: Paintball Field, Kayak, Paddle School of Mondego, Partnership with BikeHostel, Integrative Programs and promoters of rural development dynamics with Miro and its Portugal Traditional project, wall scale, closed circuit for trial and bicycles, .. .. This project arose from my concern for the preservation of the natural resources, the fixing of young people in the interior, development and promotion of the place. All this led to design Meeting Point. This is a collaborative networking with the goal of promoting the center of Portugal and connecting routes of heritage, culture, art and life. A local project that thinks globally! My main concerns and difficulties were, to fit my idea of local business into a sustainable business that promotes the guidelines of Tourism of Portugal and Tourism of the Center of Portugal. After supporting the planning and execution of the business plan, with IEBA support, I had financial support for the creation of the company. I also attended the stage of idealization, integrated in the program TOURISM EXPLORERS that allowed me to deepen some details and operation of the tourism in portugal, besides the many tools of consolidation of the business, client, partners and suppliers ...
|Name & Surname:||Rita Duarte|
The “MarkAnto” project was started in 2013 after much thought and research on the internet to create a new style of wearing earrings. Here’s how: My passion for jewellryand fashion stimulated me to create a catalogue of objects that could be placed on the top half of the ear, with only a clip (not everyone wants their ear to be pierced). With very few instruments and materials, I started to create the first simple hand made products, which gave me courage to continue. I made these objects in my spare time and I was very happy when I wore them. I saw that people, especially young people, were interested in my creations. With my enthusiasm growing I decide to create a brand and to register it under the name of MARKANTINI. Slowly I began to consider making them with precious metals and so I studied for two years to understand how to work gold and silver. In 2016 I opened as a sole trader but continued to work from home using Facebook as my showroom. It was only in 2018 that I rented a place in Rome which I transformed into a metal workshop and bought the necessary equipment. Now my hobby has become my profession. I really believe in my project as my creations contribute to giving the world beauty in the world of art. What is art? What makes an artisan the person who produces orginal and unique works of art? Art, according to me, is a talent to show the soul with a paintbrush, a voice, a pen, hands or with one’s body in order to give pleasure, comfort, reawaken interest and get other people to think. I can guarantee that I have put my heart and soul into all this. This is my story and I think I have drawn you into my world of creativity, where design and handywork create unique, marvellous and beautiful objects.
|Name & Surname:||Antoaneta Marant|